IMMORTALIZED: a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

IMMORTALIZED: a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

love and rage
took the stage
speaking truth
eschewing fame

inscribing pain
abusing veins
rebel poet
living wraith

harlem streets
never clean
seductive highs
pure dopamine

kick it quit it
never sticking
rhyme and rhythm
ever kicking

shining star
badly scarred
edge of glory
gone too far

science dropping
never stopping
black jesus baby
poet and prophet

his holy word
a dream deferred
hip hop’s great
progenitor

truth unfurled
in meter blurred
from gotham
to johannesburg

forever real
words of steel
rest in peace
brother gil

televised
magnetized
revolution
immortalized

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BYPO PHOENIX
c2011
EVOLVE OR DIE TRYING
REVOLT OR LIVE LYING

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